Long Island University Computer Competency Exam

45 Questions | Total Attempts: 460

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Computer Quizzes & Trivia

As part of the college’s academic requirement, students must pass the Computer Competency Exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the keys on computer keyboard used to move the cursor up, down, left, or right on your screen.
  • 2. 
    When first powered on, the first instructions a computer will execute are stored in:
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      BOOT Drives Directory

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 3. 
    Computers that represent data as distinct or separate numbers are:
    • A. 

      Analog

    • B. 

      Digital

    • C. 

      Monolog

    • D. 

      Pulsed

  • 4. 
    A set of four numbers separated by periods that uniquely identify each internet computeris:
    • A. 

      URL

    • B. 

      ISP

    • C. 

      DNS

    • D. 

      AN IP Address

  • 5. 
    A computer processes information through
    • A. 

      A series of letters

    • B. 

      A series of numbers

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    What is the name of the key on a keyboard that is used to move the cursor directly to a tab stop.
  • 7. 
    Name the hardware input device use to enter letters and numbers into the computer.
  • 8. 
    What is the name of the key on a keyboard that is used to “move around” with a program or go back and escape from an operation.
  • 9. 
    What is the name of the key used to erase characters to the right of the cursor.
  • 10. 
    What is the name of the key on keyboard or function of word processing software that is used to add text without deleting previously keyed text.
  • 11. 
    What is the name of the key used to begin a new line in a word processor, or to enter information into a spreadsheet. It is the same as clicking OK in a dialog box.
  • 12. 
    What is the name of the key on a keyboard that is used to capitalize letters when pressed with that letter key.
  • 13. 
    What is the name of the key on a keyboard that spaces the cursor forward one space at a time and produces a blank space when pressed.
  • 14. 
    What is the name of the key on a keyboard that is used to key all capital letters.
  • 15. 
    What name is given to programs that allow you to accomplish certain tasks such as write letters, analyze numbers, sort files, manage finances, draw pictures, and play games.
  • 16. 
    Name the output device that produce sound on a computer
    • A. 

      Monitor

    • B. 

      Speakers

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is a hand held input device?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Scanner

    • C. 

      Keyboard

  • 18. 
    Which of the following are output devices?
    • A. 

      Monitor and Scanner

    • B. 

      Monitor and Printer

    • C. 

      Scanner and Printer

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    Name the input and output device that sends signals through the phone lines to telecommunications.
  • 20. 
    Which of the following tasks would typically be carried out using a computer's operating system?
    • A. 

      Creating a new folder for storing files

    • B. 

      Adjusting the contrast and brightness of a digital photograph

    • C. 

      Adding background music to a short video

    • D. 

      Changing the fonts in a word processing document

  • 21. 
    How many types of cases are there for computers?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

    • E. 

      Five

  • 22. 
    The Motherboard is sometimes referred to as:
    • A. 

      System board

    • B. 

      Main board

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    A computer is not an effective tool if it doesn’t have a method to run
    • A. 

      Software and Electricity

    • B. 

      Electricity and Store Data

    • C. 

      Software and Store Data

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    CRT which describes a certain type of a Monitor stands for:
    • A. 

      Cathode Ray Tube

    • B. 

      Certified Ray Tube

    • C. 

      Compact Ray Tube

    • D. 

      Computer Ray Tube

  • 25. 
    LCD which describes a certain type of a Monitor stands for:
    • A. 

      Liquid Crystal Display

    • B. 

      Liquid Computer Display

    • C. 

      Liquid Compact Display

    • D. 

      None of the above

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